I just came back from the 4th Annual Ice Night which took place at the City Rock climbing gym in Colorado Springs. The event was super fun. Tons of people climbing with ice tools YES ice tools!!!! I also had the great pleasure of giving a slide show about my most recent expedition to Kyrgyzstan where my partner and I climbed two new huge alpine faces and we were the first American expedition to visit that mountain range. At the event there was a competition where I placed 3rd !!!!!! Overall, a great...
Last weekend I headed down to Albuquerque for the 15th Annual Yank-N-Yard competition. I remember competing in this event in my first few years of climbing. I feel like it was this event in the past that shaped my idea of competition climbing long before USA Climbing, the pca and UBC. I guess everyone has their own first real competition experience, professional or not at the time, this was mine.
Two weeks after my first semi-final in an international competition, I was on the road to Sheffield, the next boulder world cup. The weather was fantastic: sunny and hot! Motivated by the great weather, I climbed the boulders from the qualifying. So I climbed three problems and with this result I was easily qualified for the semi-final on the next day.
In Eindhoven, I had my second boulder world cup this year. After a good competition in Vienna my in Eindhoven was the semi-final. It was an open-air competition, but the weather didn’t play a good game, so the viewers disappeared under many umbrellas. A funny picture. As I had gotten some points in the world ranking list in the competition in Vienna, I didn’t have to wait too long in the Isolation. For me, that was an important thing for being even more motivated.
On July the third German boulder competition took place in Frankfurt. Maybe it was because of the holiday period or maybe it was because of the hot temperatures, but not too many people competed.